Blowback? - Mizzou Enrollment Tumbles To Lowest Since 2008

Amid ongoing fallout from the negative media attention and student (and faculty) protests that rocked campus in 2015, the University of Missouri recently welcomed its smallest student body since 2008.

As Campus Reform has repeatedly reported, the embattled university has taken hit after hit, starting with a $32 million budget shortfall and a five-percent budget cut, followed by a seven-percent drop in freshmen enrollment heading into last school year.

As some may remember Mizzou hit the headlines after Melissa Click, a journalism professor, won infamy nationwide for her behavior during race-related protests at MU in November 2015.

When a student journalist tried to cover the public protests, Click physically confronted him, saying he had no right to be there and needed to “get out.”

When the journalist resisted, Click called for “some muscle” to try forcing him back.

The student’s video of Click quickly went viral, and attracted the attention of Missouri lawmakers, more than 100 of whom signed a petition demanding Click’s termination. Click herself was eventually hit with misdemeanor assault charges, which were dropped after she agreed to perform community service. Initially, the school said Click’s fate would be decided during her tenure hearing in August, but in February the school’s board gave in to outside pressure and fired her.

And, as Campus Reform's Anthony Gockowski reports, since then it has been downhill for the University...

More recently, Mizzou shuttered seven residence halls due to a drastic drop in enrollment, renting some of the vacant rooms out to sports fans to help make up for the school’s many financial woes, and cut 474 jobs.

Now, The Dothan Eagle reports that the university is facing the lowest levels of enrollment since 2008, with official numbers showing that enrollment is down 12.9 percent.

Additionally, the Eagle notes that, with the exception of the senior class, every incoming class is smaller than last year’s, and even international enrollment fell by 12.1 percent.

This year's freshman class is the smallest since 2008, with enrollment down about 33% from its peak in 2015.

Comments

giovanni_f glenlloyd Sat, 09/23/2017 - 02:54 Permalink

I doubt that the sons and daughters of our politicians and tycoons have to endure the same mandatory diversity re-education Gulag when paying for their titles. I wonder how monkey with pretzel, GWB, managed to get a title at one of the most respected institutions - am sure based on his academic merits and intellectual qualities, just like Donal Covfefe Trump.

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bamawatson giovanni_f Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:55 Permalink

just three years ago they were division champions in SEC football; then they glorified, sanctified, coddled that  black FAGGOT michael sam; now their footbal progam, uh, Sucks, they have two lopsided losses to mediocre teams, and their only victory is against cream puff missouri valley state; today, at home, they are 14 point underdogs to a weak auburn team. go figure

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Grumbleduke The_Juggernaut Sat, 09/23/2017 - 04:10 Permalink

an institution of higher learning providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees; specifically :one made up of an undergraduate division which confers bachelor's degrees and a graduate division which comprises a graduate school and professional schools each of which may confer master's degrees and doctorates https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universityWhat kind of degrees are provided by playing childrens games?PhD in football and baseball?

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JoeSoMD Bumpo Sat, 09/23/2017 - 08:15 Permalink

I am happy to see this article.  A couple of weeks ago I thought about this college and went to their website to see what the administration has done to change the campus culture.  But there was nothing.  Absolutely nothing on the issue.  Just some nice pictures of young, almost ALL white people and their nice ALL white parents.  Marketing, even on websites, is targeted to a desired demographic.  So in this case, it is being targeted at whitey, probably because that is where the money is.  Based on the enrollment drop, their marketing is not effective.  Fuck them.  If you want to help ensure their demise, write letters to their campus newspaper about how racist their college website is.PS:  Also went to the Wikipedia page - no mention of "the troubles".

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PGR88 Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:24 Permalink

Another low-grade, left-wing puppy mill that should go bankrutpt when the education-industrial complex massive debt bubble pops.

Freddie PGR88 Sat, 09/23/2017 - 01:25 Permalink

When will American white amles stop supporting NCAA, NFL and NBA Trayvons?   The Mizzou football team got the white coach fired for speaking out on the Michael Brown riots or some shit.   I think they also got the college Pres fired or something. Dumb white fan boys love their NCAA, NFL and NBA Trayvon rapists and thugs.

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Navymugsy Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:25 Permalink

Lots of other left wing institutions starting to hurt as well. Enrollment down, gifts from alum down, etc. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.